North Carolina State University
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the university. For more information about the Libraries, please see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/
The Information Technology Department includes 22 staff across four units: Technology Services; Enterprise Operations; Academic Technology; and Discovery Systems and Applications. The department is critical to the Libraries’ success in charting a new path for research libraries, with an emphasis on developing and supporting information and academic technology solutions for the Libraries. Department staff guide the design and architecture of library applications and infrastructure, provide leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives, and ensure effective, sustainable operation of information systems and infrastructure. The department has played a leading role in the creation of high-tech learning spaces, delivery of rich media, and development of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library as a research platform.
Essential Job Duties
The Academic Technology unit supports faculty and students in the use of advanced technologies for research, teaching, and learning. This includes support for the Libraries’ high tech spaces, investigation of new and emerging technologies, and in-depth support for relevant faculty projects. The Academic Technology Librarian will play an important role in facilitating outreach, project management, and support across the scope of technologies supported by the Academic Technology unit. This position reports to the Associate Head, Information Technology & Director of Academic Technology.
The Academic Technology Librarian:
Facilitates library collaboration in the development and support of engaging faculty and student projects that make use of the Libraries’ advanced technologies and spaces.
Serves as a technical liaison working with research librarians and other campus liaisons to integrate these advanced technologies into research and teaching efforts on campus.
Assesses use of current research and computing infrastructure; identifies opportunities to enhance technology infrastructure to facilitate usage.
Explores campus need for new technologies and services; ensures that the Libraries’ research infrastructure matches research needs.
Leads IT efforts to identify enhancements to our online presence, service portfolio, and technology trainings to improve access to advanced technology spaces and visualization infrastructure for Libraries’ staff, faculty, and students.
Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
, or equivalent advanced degree
Departmental Required Skills
, or equivalent advanced degree
Experience in an academic research environment, preferably working directly with faculty and/or students
Knowledge of technology trends in higher education
Demonstrated experience managing complex projects; experience working as part of a technical team
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies
Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Relevant experience working in an academic library
Experience using and/or supporting research computing technology, such as visualization spaces and high performance computing.
Experience with assessment of services and/or programs
Broad familiarity with IT systems and infrastructure, including knowledge of multiple operating systems, networking, and file management.
Experience developing and executing technology training and workshops.
Experience collaborating with academic faculty members on grant projects.
Experience working with cross-disciplinary teams.
Required License or Certification
Application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for four current professional references required.
Job Open Date
Must Be Open Until
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?
Proposed Hire Date
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